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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (Full-Time, Preschool)

Nebraska Children's Home Society Omaha, NE

Job Description

Nebraska Children’s Home Society is looking for an Assistant Early Childhood Teacher with a passion for children and teaching in our Early Childhood Program in our Durham location.  The early childhood assistant teacher is responsible for providing a safe and effective learning environment for children in accordance with the philosophy and mission of the Nebraska Children’s Home Society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

            1.  Develops weekly lesson plans for children by:

a. Identifies individual skill and academic strengths and deficiencies.

b. Completes Parent Daily Report

c. Prepares and updates documentation.

d. Communicates results, including concerns, with appropriate co-workers, supervisor, and or parents.

2.  Creates, organizes and leads structured daily activities by:

a. Implements academic curriculum;

b. Teaching daily living and pro-social skills;

c. Supervising crafts, recreational activities and field trips.

3.   Interacts with children in a professional and positive manner by;

  • a. Participating actively with the children;
  • b. Creating atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment;
  • c. Preparing meals, serving, monitoring and cleanup;
  • d. Assisting in toilet training when necessary and clean-up activities;

4.  Maintains a safe environment by:

  • a. Recognizing and acting against hazards to safety;
  • b. Keeping a clean center by vacuuming, dusting, dishes, etc;
  • c. Assisting in minor building and grounds upkeep.

5.  Displays good social and communication skills by:

  • a. Supporting peers;
  • b. Communicating effectively with parents, peers and supervisors; 
  • c. Answering phones and communicating with consumers appropriately.

6.  Participates in staff training.

  • a. Completes program-orientation within 60 days.
  • b. Completes the State’s required in-service training satisfactorily.
  • c. Completes First-Aid and CPR training, and maintains certification.
  • d. Attends all staff meetings.
  • e. When asked, completes job position evaluation with Child Care.

7.  Demonstrates respect, appreciation, and sensitivity for diversity.

8.  Participates within Continuous Quality Improvement.

Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:

            1.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Early Childhood Program Director.

Qualifications and Requirements:   

            1.  Minimum education and experience:

                        a.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

                        b.  Have a high school diploma or GED; and 1500 verified clock hours of experience in organized group activities for young children as indicated by a positive reference from a former employer or supervisor; or written plan for Department approval to acquire at least  three credit hours or 45 clock hours of training in administration, early childhood education, education, or child/youth development, in a period not to exceed six months.

            2.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

                        a. Knows issues related to early childhood development;

                        b. Able to follow regulations and procedures;

                        c. Able to read, discern, and interpret client information;

                        d. Able to handle situations with sensitivity and objectivity

                        e. Displays strong interpersonal skills and communication;

                        f. Utilizes basic computer skills and able to learn program-specific applications;

                        g. Able to work independently toward goal achievement

                        h. Possesses driver’s license and personal vehicle

            3.  Physical demands:

a. Walk, sit climb, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate, handle or feel objects and equipment.

                        b. Operate office equipment

                        c. Lift objects up to 75 pounds.

Interested applicants please forward resume and cover letter to or mail to:  Angelique Jocson, Early Childhood Program Director.  Nebraska Children's Home Society, 4939 S 118th Street, Omaha, NE  68137.


Job Details

Date Posted August 10, 2018
Date Closes September 9, 2018
Address 3549 Fontenelle Blvd
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Early Childhood
Function Assistant Teacher
Job Type Full-time Employee
Hours 40 hours per week; M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 25-9041.00 Teacher Assistants
Zipcode 68104
Name Tagan Newbill
Address 3549 Fontenelle Blvd
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68104
Phone 402-451-0787
FAX 402-451-0360

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave

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